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City of Livingston, Texas


--- Mosquito Breeding Prevention

- At least weekly, empty or get rid of cans, buckets, old tires, pots, plants, plant saucers and other containers that hold water

- Keep gutters clear of debris and standing water

- Remove standing water around structures and from flat roofs

- Change water in pet dishes daily

- Rinse and scrub vases and other indoor water containers weekly

- Change water in wading pools and bird baths several times a week

- Maintain backyard pools or hot tubs

- Cover trash containers

- Water lawns and gardens carefully so water does not stand for several days

- Screen rain barrels and openings to water tanks or cisterns

- Treat front and back door areas of homes with residual insecticides if mosquitos are abundant nearby

- If mosquito problems persist, consider pesticide applications for vegetation around the home

--- Mosquito Protection

- Wear insect repellent

- Cover up with long-sleeved shirts and long pants

- Keep mosquitos out with air conditioning or intact window screens

- Limit outdoor activities during peak mosquito times

--- Recycling Resources

Alverson Recycling
(936) 327-5059
1811 N. Washington
Livingston, TX 77351
(Scrap metals, batteries)

Gigs of Knowledge
(936) 327-2888
506 N. Washington
Livingston, Texas 77351
(eWaste Recycling drop off location)

Polk County Citizen Collection Site
Highway 190 West @ Walding Road
(Scrap metals and newspaper)

Polk County Citizen Collection Site
Highway 190 East @ Soda (Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday only)
(Scrap metals and newspaper)


USA Recycling
(936) 365-2786
7233 US Highway 59 South
Goodrich, TX 77335
(Scrap metals)


Hastings Salvage & Recycling
(936) 628-6480
2800 S. Byrd
Shepherd, TX 77371
(Scrap metals)

J&L Recycling #2
(936) 628-1531
2501 US Highway 59 North
Shepherd, TX 77371
(Scrap metals)


TJ Burdett & Sons Recycling
(936) 291-2525
570 Interstate 45 North
Huntsville, TX 77320
(Scrap metals)

Try 2 Recycle
(936) 293-1612
916 15th Street
Huntsville, TX 77320
(Scrap metals, paper, cans, cardboard, computers, aluminum, plastics, steel, copper, brass, aluminum cans)


Bulldog Tire Recycling
(281) 659-0090
1400 S. Travis Avenue
Cleveland, TX 77327
(Tires of all sizes and quantities)

Operation Refuge Thrift Shop
(281) 592-0204
904 E. Houston Street
Cleveland, TX 77327
(Paper, newspaper, magazines, mail, cardboard, cereal boxes, toilet paper rolls; and Plastics #1-#5 which includes milk jugs/tops, coffee cans/lids, bread wrappers. Dumpsters located outside so recyclables can be dropped off 24 hours.)

West Recycling
(281) 592-1730
24928 Highway 321
Cleveland, TX 77327
(Scrap metals)


B&B Metals Inc.
(936) 632-3777
3176 US Highway 59 North
Lufkin, TX 75901
(Scrap metals, radiators, appliances, steel, copper, tin, iron, brass, motors, aluminum cans)

City Scrap and Container Services
(936) 639-2247
2703 Spence Street
Lufkin, TX 75901

CMC Recycling
(936) 639-3718
4060 US Highway 59 North
Lufkin, TX 75901
(Scrap metals, bronze, aluminum, copper, iron, brass)

East Texas Recycling
(936) 824-2419
3928 US Highway 69 South
Lufkin, TX 75901
(Scrap metals)


Plastic Bags:
Brookshire Brothers

Livingston Lions Club
Eyeglass Recycling Center of Texas

Used Motor Oil:
Auto Zone
Livingston Quick Lube
O'Reilly's Auto Parts

Best Buy - Lufkin (4504 S. Medford Drive)
Best Buy - Conroe (501 I-45 South)
Best Buy - Humble (20408 US 59 North)

More Information:

--- Ten Easy Water Conservation Tips

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality advises the following tips for water conservation:

1. Collect rainwater for outdoor use during the peak summer months, and you can save up to 1,300 gallons of water.

2. Watering your lawn in the morning saves water from being evaporated by the midday heat and reduces your water bill, too!

3. When needed, water your lawn one inch, once a week. Place a 6-ounce tuna can on your lawn and stop watering when it's full.

4. If every household fixed just one leaky faucet, we could reduce water use in Texas by more than 13 billion gallons a year!

5. Installing a water-efficient showerhead can reduce water consumption by 25% to 60% and save energy.

6. Check your toilet by using a leak-detection dye tablet; otherwise, you could be wasting about 200 gallons of water a day.

7. Turn off the water faucet while your brush your teeth and save up to 4 gallons of water per minute.

8. Replacing older toilets with water-efficient toilets can save 9,000 gallons of water a year.

9. Washing only full loads of laundry can save an average household more than 3,400 gallons of water each year.

10. An Energy Star dishwasher is about 25% more efficient than a conventional one, and will save about 800 gallons of water per year.

For more information, please visit the Take Care of Texas website,

--- Winter Weather Tips

--- Energy Conservation Tips
The Public Utility Commission recommends the following tips for conserving electricity:

Setting the thermostat to 78 degrees or higher – every degree below 78 degrees can increase energy consumption by 6 to 8 percent. Fans can be used with less energy. If doors and windows are not tight, or if they are frequently opened, the air conditioner must work that much harder. Direct sunlight can also heat a room quickly. Check air conditioning ducts to eliminate leaks; caulk and weather-strip doors, windows and pipe clearances.

Refrigerators and freezers are more efficient when they are full - stocking bottled water is also good storm preparation. Dishwashers and clothes washers should also be run when they are fully loaded to save water and electricity. As the peak hours for electric usage are between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., running equipment at night will keep the house cooler and reduce strain on the public power supply. If you’re buying new appliances, consider “Energy Star” qualified models for the most efficient technologies.

Additional tips can be found on the Public Utility Commission Website,
City of Livingston
200 West Church Street
Livingston, Texas   77351

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